Georgia Charter Schools Association

CharterTeacher Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP)

Offered by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA)

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Prepare, Perform, Progress…Training for employed charter school teachers to provide a non-traditional teacher preparation and certification pathway.

The goal of GCSA GaTAPP is to assist schools and teachers with compliance for highly qualified status and teacher certification via a non-traditional route to teacher preparation and certification geared specifically to teachers employed in the charter school sector, including independent and system charter teachers. The GaTAPP is a performance-based, job-embedded teacher preparation program for teacher candidates to earn an induction certificate for new teachers via a blended-model training that includes demonstration of proficient classroom performance, external field experiences, and support from an assigned Candidate Support Team.

REGISTRATION is now open for the 2015-2016 cohort and is ongoing until cohort is filled. Those who pre-register will be notified of eligibility and if eligible be invited for formal admit beginning April 2015 or notified as to what is pending for invitation to be issued.  

The course listed below is facilitated by qualified GCSA staff and professional learning facilitators. Course descriptions, training formats, course completion requirements, and training dates can be found on the GCSA website at

Professional Learning Units (PLUS) are provided through GCSA if applicable.

Payment for the program is due prior to the start date with full payment upon registration of the course.

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